Striking gold at Hernando High's Agriscience Fair
BROOKSVILLE — More than 100 students brought 80-plus projects to this year's Hernando High School Agriscience Fair. The gold-rated projects, winning their class, are eligible to participate in the State FFA Agriscience Fair held in Orlando in June. Here are the AgriScience Fair results:
Botany, Division I
Gold: Haley Jensen, Destin Smith, Andrew Nixon, Chandler Ross and Tana McDaniel; Silver: Heather Weeks, Elisha Pager, David Goodwin, Tristan Chatham and Alaina Avirett; Bronze: Summer Solovitch, Sasha Thoopthong, Ciara Collier, Korrissia Lasko, Chris Santiago and Emily Stead.
Botany, Division II
Gold: Stephanie Aubertin, Darren Niethammer, Trey Hostetter and Rachel Benfield; Silver: Mary Thomas, Holly Epley, Michael Morgan, Sheena Matter and Brooke Thomas; Bronze: Jeanette Foster, Joseph Ricottilli, Sam Schorb, Amber Chrisley-Cole and Destiny Hunter.
Botany, Division III
Silver: Megann Myers and Marissa Mancillas; Bronze: Chelsea Gatland, Natasha Gibbs, Lindsay Norris, Kathryne Voyles, Alissa Short and Nicole Arick.
Zoology, Division I
Gold: Kirsten Walker; Silver: Caitlin Bainum, Samantha Lowder and Heather Desin; Bronze: Zacary Ross, Lauren Lindhout and Megan Vanderford.
Zoology, Division II
Silver: Justin Gragg and Emily Carle.
Zoology, Division III
Bronze: Brooke Johnson, Caitlin Lorensen, Katrina Carroll, Katelyn Brown, Dalton Murphy, Ben Hughes, McKenzie Metcalf and Cheyenne Nobles.
Zoology, Division IV:
Gold: Kayla Cole, Willow Fletcher, Melissa Ritter and Krysta Penney; Silver: Olivia Gentile, Elizabeth Rossbach, Haley Griffin and Katie Vitko; Bronze: Mariah McGuire, Thomas Fernandez, Megan Fogarty and Christa Kendall.
Microbiology, Division I
Gold: Isabella Laughinghous; Silver: Ariel Leibensperger and Rebecca Morgan; Bronze: Cheyenne Duket.
Microbiology, Division II
Gold: Delaney Ahrens; Silver: Ashley Sims, Courtney Stoll and Nicole Bennett; Bronze: John Cooper and Meagan Jones.
Microbioloby, Division III
Bronze: Brianna Durso and Taylor Milligan.
Microbiology, Division IV
Bronze: Paige Mayer, Cardeja Baylor, Paisley Bell and Jonique Hudson.
Environment, Division I
Gold: Lily Botts.
Environment, Division II
Gold: Kathleen Ward, Tabatha Loose and Amanda Faunce; Silver: Brittany Hill and Trae Ratliff; Bronze: Casey Stewart and Anthony Lamb.
Environment, Division III
Gold: Allison Coelho and Shayanne Mumma; Silver: Tim Hughes and Dalton Lawson.
Engineering, Division I
Gold: Wesley Beyer.
Engineering, Division II
Silver: Amanda Miller; Bronze: Brianna Groves.
Engineering, Division III
Silver: Walter Vanderkooy and Matt Presnell; Bronze: Paige Ellerbee and Katelyn Brower.
Hernando High's Science Fair winners
Hernando High School's Science Fair was held in January.
The winners of the science fair were: first place, Anna Clark; second place, Kelsey Kolasa; third place, Delaney Ahrens.
Joining Clark, Kolasa and Ahrens at the district competition will be Shayanne Mumma, Courtney Moyer, Stephen Skipper, Cheyenne Sowder and Jessica Kimble.